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Rapid Microbal Detection Techniques from GSK, Nestle Research and Battelle

publication date: Dec 8, 2015
author/source: SMi Group Ltd

Leading industry experts will meet at the Pharmaceutical Microbiology Conference (20-21 January 2016, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK) to discuss the updates in Rapid Microbal Detection Techniques.

SMi Group logoExclusive speech on Bioburen test by Rapid Microbiological Methods will be given by Francesco Boschi, Microbiological Services Manager, GSK Manufacturing S.p.A. where he will present examples of implementation of new technologies for bioburen test.

Adrianne Klijn, Group Leader Microbiological and Molecular Analytics, Nestle Research Center will discuss new mechanisms of bacterial detection using sequencing mechanism and give an insight into rapid microbiology sequencing methods.

During the pre-conference workshop session, Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle will present a synopsis of Rapid Microbal Methods options to the industry. The practical aspects of implementation, validation, and regulatory considerations will be discussed.

For a complimentary interview with Francesco Boschi – GSK and a copy of the event brochure with a full event agenda please visit

Other Key Speakers for 2016 include:

  • Thierry Bonnevay, Microbiology Platform Head QC Development, Sanofi Pasteur
  • Sabina Lancaster, Senior Manager, Sterility Assurance, Global, QA, GSK
  • James Drinkwater, Chairman, PHSS
  • Tim Eaton, Sterile Manufacturing Specialist, AstraZeneca


Benefits of attending Pharmaceuticeutical Microbiology 2016 will include:

  • An in-depth insight into endotoxin testing, validation and LER
  • The threats posed by VBNCs and how to detect them
  • Specialist advice on contamination control and risk management to minimise costs and maximise efficiency
  • Case studies from across the UK, EU, and USA


Two pre-conference workshops:

Attendees can enhance their experience at Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2016 with the option of attending two pre-conference workshops. The first entitled ‘Spectrometric and Optical Technologies for Microbial Contamination Control’ will be led by Andrew Bartko, Research Leader, Battelle. The second workshop that will feature is entitled ‘Endotoxin Testing: Hot Topics and New Methods in the European Pharmacopoeia’ and will be led by Karolina Heed, Director, Marketing and Sales, Hyglos GmbH.

For further details on the workshops and workshop leaders please visit the event website

Confirmed Sponsors for 2016 – Hyglos, IDEXX Laboratories, Lonza, Merck Millipore, Mettler Toledo

For sponsorship opportunities please contact Alia Malick on +44 (0) 20 7827 6168 or email:

For media enquiries please contact Anna Serazetdinova on +44 (0) 20 7827 6180 or email

To register for Pharmaceutical Microbiology please contact Matthew Apps on +44 (0) 207 827 6093 or email


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